By our baptism we are all called to participate in the mission of Christ on earth … won’t you join us?

Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s


Home for Christmas
Gingerbread House Fundraiser

Decorate your own
Gingerbread House
and help support
Habitat for Humanity

Sunday December 7th
St. Peter’s Parish Center

Sign-up after all Masses

For more info contact:
Pat Kress 201-599-1812 or:
Cris Olson crolson@optonline.net

Click here for flyer


Walk-In Supper
Volunteers Needed

On the first Thursday of every other month, volunteers from our parish cook and serve dinner for approximately 100 poor and/or homeless people from Bergen County at the shelter in Hackensack.

Help is needed for a variety of tasks. You can buy the ingredients and prepare a large salad, or help by cooking and heating through an already prepared frozen entrée that is provided to you such as lasagna, meatballs or something very similar.  You can also help to setup, serve the meal and clean up afterwards.

In addition to adult volunteers, confirmation candidates and their parents are encouraged to participate. Some parishioners participate in this program as a family ministry. If you can help, please call Linda McShane at 201-967-7349. Thank you!


Rosary Society
Christmas Dinner

Annual Rosary
Christmas Dinner

Monday, December 8, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Lieto Restaurant
New Milford, NJ
Cost $35.00

$35.00 includes appetizers, salad, pasta course entree and dessert

Please drop your check off to the rectory by 12/3/14


This Winter’s Eve
Advent Concert

St. Peter’s is thrilled to host Sarah Hart — a popular musician and songwriter — for a concert, This Winter’s Eve: An Advent night of story, song and reflection, on Saturday evening December 13 at 7pm in the church.

All are welcome to join us for this exciting parish-wide event! Tickets are $10 per person and $15 per family. They will be sold after masses in the Gathering Space, or contact the Office of Faith Formation at faithformation@saint-peter.org or at 201 265 6019.


“Chalking the Door”
on the Epiphany

In celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany on January 4, our 7th and 8th Grade Faith Formation Class will be selling Blessed Chalk along with instructions in the Gathering Space.

The proceeds with be donated to Seniors in the community …

“Chalking the door” is a way to celebrate and literally mark the occasion of the Epiphany and God’s blessing of our lives and home.   With time the chalk will fade.  As it does we let the meaning of the symbols written sink into the depths of our heart and manifest in our words and actions.


Advent / Christmas

Communal Reconciliation Service
(with confessions to a priest)
Monday, December 15, 2014

Individual Reconciliation (Confessions)
Every Saturday during Advent
11:00 AM – 12:00 noon
No Confessions Christmas Eve

The Nativity of the Lord

Masses on Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24
4:00 PM – Children’s Choir Christmas Program
4:30 PM – Mass (with Children’s Choir)

7:00 PM – Mass

10:00 PM – Evening Mass
Preceded by carols with Choir at 9:30 PM

Masses on Christmas Day
Thursday, December 24
8:00 AM  –   10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God

New Year’s Eve
Wednesday, December 31 – 5:30 PM

New Year’s Day
Thursday, January 1 – 9:00 and 11:00 AM


Layups for Luke
a Great Success!

Thank you St Peter’s parishioners for your overwhelming support at last weekend’s Layups for Luke event.

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise $30,000 for this little boy and his family and we should all be very proud to be a part of such a caring community.  One of our own was in need, and we were challenged as a parish to step up and the results speak for themselves.

With great pride we thank you!


Early Holiday
Bulletin Deadlines

Make a note of the following bulletin deadlines when planning announcements for your ministries:

Issue Date Deadline (12:00 noon)
Dec. 21 Friday, Dec. 12
Dec. 28 Thurs., Dec. 18
Jan. 4 Tues., Dec. 23



Giving Tree

The Annual Giving Tree begins the weekend of November 22/23.

This year we are collecting gifts as well as gift cards for:

Families within our community, h.i.p. (Heightened Independence and Progress), individuals living independently in spite of their disabilities and Bergen Youth Center.

If you choose to purchase Gift Cards, a representative from St. Peter Academy will be selling gift cards in the Gathering Space. There’s no need for you to run out to the mall.

Please bring unwrapped gifts and gift cards to the Gathering Space at any time, but no later than Sunday, December 14th.

Click here for guidelines to help you decide which tag to choose.


Going Green!
Help Wanted

The Just Faith Ministry is looking for ways to make St. Peter’s a “green” parish.  If you are interested in helping out with this great project, please come to our first meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 in the school meeting room.


Pilgrim Statue
of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

Two statues are available every week
through December 28.



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Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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